2013 EUROPARC Youth Conference

Youth Conference 2013 Hungary © Gabor Nagy

1st EUROPARC Youth Conference – Hungary 2013

Looking to the Future: it’s in our hands

Youth Conference 2013

Youth Conference 2013

The Young People at the conference asked for three main things:

1: Greater youth representation. This includes representation on National Park boards and Youth Parliaments; more Junior Ranger opportunities; and the opportunity for an annual youth conference.

2: A network of Parks, (the) Public and Investors. It was felt that there needed to be greater communication between different parks, and between parks and those outside – ie the public and investors. This would have benefits for Parks, the public and investors.

3: Green Education. Delegates have asked that Parks and Protected Areas talk to their Governments to introduce green education into schools. The young people could then act as the representatives and assistants in implementing this.

They finished by saying: “If you do your bit, we’ll do ours!”